We decided to spend the morning in Christchurch but instead of the CBD, my friend recommended that we take a short drive to Woolston and visit one of her favourite destinations in Christchurch. What used to be a historic tannery site, the family that owned the property decided to turn it into a Victorian Arcade and in 2013, The Tannery was born. A complex that house various eclectic boutiques that sellsitems such as genuine leather, second-hand clothes, naturopathic ointment and antiques.
Amongst the shops is Mitchelli’s Cafe Rinato, an Italian cafe that spans over two storeys. It was a busy Sunday and the gentleman that greeted us was clearly having a bad day, which could explain why we were hastily shooed to find our own table and menu. Not the best start to our day.
My dining companions and I ordered the following brunch items: